Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Searching Out Signs Of Green

Bunny here at the keyboard sharing some of our weekend's adventures with you.

We had plans to go out out hiking since the temperature had risen into the mild range.  It was great to see all that snow from Snowpacolype melting away and becoming a memory.  However, when Dad started checking some of the places we hadn't been to that were somewhat nearby, we started to see a trend.  A lot of the nearest state parks were closed due to flooding.  Darn Mother Nature for giving us this beautiful weather and then making it the very reason we couldn't go to those places.

However, we were not to be deterred.  We decided to go visit Comlara Park which is near us, but it not a state park.  It belongs to the county where it's located around a lovely lake.  I don't think a lot of people know about it, but that's okay with us.  It means we had it all to ourselves.

There was nobody else out there to scare the birds who were singing lovely spring tunes and we are pretty sure there were some deer up in the tree lines watching us as we went through the forest.  It was really muddy and squishy, but we had a great time.

Mom and I were out there to have a nice stroll and enjoy the early signs of Spring, but Morgan and Dad were also doing a little work.  They are having an important evaluation next month and so they are brushing up on some things.  I have my paws crossed for them to make it, because it's something Dad has always wanted to do with a canine companion, and between you and me, it's more work than I want to do.  I'll stick to being a Greyhound ambassador and being a therapy dog.

We had a lot of fun stretching our legs, breathing the fresh air and seeing the first hints of Spring.  I really hope that Mother Nature doesn't have any more tricks up her sleeve for us.  I am definitely ready for warmer weather and longer hikes.  It looks like we're not the only ones who are ready for it, either.

Are any of you seeing signs of Spring where you are?

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  1. hahah it's well and truly summer here and the dogs get their walk at 8.30pm, and they *still* pant! :P

  2. The only signs of spring we have is most of the snow is gone, But it is still COLD and more snow predicted. We can't walk off the road because all the trails are icy and dangerous. So we have to stick to the neighborhood. Glad you were able to find a place to go hiking. Ain't nothing like walking through the mud!!

    Good luck to Dad and Morgan.

  3. I'm so jealous of all the signs of Spring you have. We have lots of snow and about 10 degrees F. It sucks, we are so ready for spring but we won't see any of that until mid or late april usually. :( We'll enjoy your pics instead and dream about warmer weather. :)

    Stinkin' kisses from Sweden

  4. Still buried under a couple feet of snow here....and its a whopping 5 degrees!

  5. I'm glad that you got out in the mud for a hike that made you think of spring. I'm jealous that you're actually seeing some signs of it. You lucky ducks! None here yet.

    I'm wondering what test Morgan is taking...

  6. We just got 3 inches of snow last night! I wish we had your hints of spring!

  7. Hey, I has a birdhouse fur them birds you seen!

    Hehehehe...I loves dat last pikture...looks likes Morgan tryin' to gives you a kissie.

    What a beautiful place to goes fur a walkie.


  8. Mom peeked around the corner of the house a cuppull of days ago and the daffydills are coming up! WOO HOO! But now we got more snow again. BOO! That means we can take mud bafs in our furry own yard again when this melts. Oh, and I has neffur been there but mom has hiked at New Salem like 20 years ago and liked it lots.

  9. There are no signs what so ever here that spring is coming, unfortunately! I envy you!

  10. It's been wonderful here! 70s and got to 81 yesterday!! Wow!! But it's supposed to get cold again next week. Boo. The birds seem to like it though...and I think the trees are trying to bud out. Great hike!! What is Morgan training for?

  11. Signs of spring are being claimed by a lot of bloggers now me included...all I can say is oh please Mother Nature hear our calls!

  12. That Morgan is sooo beautiful! It is wonderful to see a well bred Shepherd and not one that is so over-angulated in the rear

  13. I'll go out and look... tune in tomorrow for my results.

  14. unfortunately, YOUR first signs of spring means OUR first signs of autumn. It was so nippy this morning *ekk* goosebumps. Don't The People In Charge Of These Things know we still have 5 more official days of summer? Very Slack Indeed!

  15. It's nice to see the Blizzaster gone, but we've had some really grossing flooding in the city. I love seeing your hikes and remembering spring might be just around the corner.

  16. sadly no. We are just seeing the nine inches of snow we received the other day....more on the way

  17. Bunny
    At least all of you found some sunshine
    I hope the gween will show up soon
    It looks like a lovely outing.
    Thank you fow complimenting me on my napping..coming fwom you it's vewy high pwaise indeed
    smoochie kisses

  18. You KNOW We are seeing signs of spring. The birds are making nests, I have about 50 daffodils up!!
    Our seeds are coming up for our spring garden!!
    I know it will turn cold again, but hope it will be short lived!!!
    xx, Bambi & Fern

  19. Sure looks like spring is on its way! Also, really like that first picture of you.

    Your pal, Pip

  20. Great adventure Bunny. That is one big birdie. Did you scream at it we hope
    Benny & Lily

  21. No sign of spring here, winter has us in her grip for a while yet.


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